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Goa CM warns officers over wastage of food

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday mentioned that officers chargeable for the wastage of 241 tonnes of toor dal will face motion.

“Government will not tolerate negligence like tur Adal rotting incidents. We will take action against officers responsible for it,” Sawant advised reporters.

“If any more items are found damaged in godowns then strict action will be taken against the officers. Wasage can’t take place even if godowns are not in good condition. It (commodities) should be utilized before expiry.”

The Chief Minister added that he has requested for an in depth report from the Civil Provides Secretary on concern.

Earlier, Goa Ahead Party President and MLA Vijai Sardesai had demanded an unbiased investigation by Central companies on the wastage of the toor dal, procured by Civil Provides Division for public distribution through the Covid pandemic in 2020.

“We have written letter to Prime Minister. It is criminal wastage and hence investigation should be done. Just for eyewash government has suspended former director of Civil Supply Sidhivinayak Naik. He has been done scapegoat in this matter without proper inquiry. Then Minister (of Civil Supplies Govind Gaude) and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had taken decision of toor dal procurement in cabinet in 2020,” Sardesai had mentioned.

The difficulty got here to gentle not too long ago after the state authorities had issued commercial inviting bidders to dispose it.

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